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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
27 March 2015


1.  
Appointment of Egon Lincoln Keil as Police Commissioner
Cabinet has approved the appointment of Mr Egon Lincoln Keil as Police Commissioner.

The vacancy was advertised for public interest, and 14 candidates submitted application letters. One application was withdrawn, and 13 applicants were selected by the panel for interviews.

The panel conducted interviews and assessment according to the criteria advertised for the vacancy, before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for the final decision.

At the time of his appointment, Mr Keil was a member of the Board of Directors for the Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority and owns the Speedy Auto Care Limited Samoa.

He worked in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) as Assistant Watch Commander (Sergeant II) from 2005 to 2012. From 2001 to 2005, he worked as a LAPD Field Patrol Supervisor (Sergeant I). Mr Keil started his career in the LAPD in 1995 after serving one year as Prison Guard in the Department of Corrections for the State of Utah.

Mr Keil holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration (Honors) from California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson. He was also specially trained by the LAPD in Disaster Management, Conflict Resolution, Advanced Internal Affairs Investigation, Crime Scene Management, Community Relations and many others; in Outside Agency training and certification in Airport Security Management, Emergency Management System, Shooting Incident Management, Weapons of Mass Destruction to name a few.  Mr Keil had worked in specialised positions in the LAPD including as Professional Standards Bureau liaison to the Use of Force Review Board.

Mr Keil hails from the villages of Malololelei, Manono and Palauli. He has two children and is a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints at Motootua Ward.

Tofia Egon Lincoln Keil e avea ma Komesina o Leoleo
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tofia o le Susuga ia Egon Lincoln Keil e avea ma Komesina o Leoleo.

O lea avanoa na faasalalauina mo le silafia lautele, ma e 14 i latou na tusi talosaga ane i ai. E to’atasi na toe faaui i tua lana talosaga, ma e to’a 13 na filifilia e le Komiti mo le faia o faatalanoaga.

Na faia faatalatalanoaga e le Komiti Faapitoa ma le iloiloga e sosolo i luga o aiaiga e pei ona faasalalauina ai le avanoa ma tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga mo le faia o le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

O le Susuga ia Keil e tofia nei o lo o galue i le Komiti Faatonu a le Pulega o Auaunaga o Tinei Mu ma Faalavelave Tutupu Faafuasei ma vaaia lana pisinisi o le Speedy Auto Care Limited Samoa talu mai le tausaga 2012.

O le tausaga 2005 i le 2012 na galue ai i le Matagaluega o Leoleo a Los Angeles, Kalifonia i le Iunaite Setete o Amerika i le tulaga o le Satini II po o le Assistant Watch Commander. O le tausaga e 2001 i le 2005 na galue ai i le tulaga o le Satini i le Field Patrol Supervisor. Na amata le tautua a Keil i le Matagaluega i le tausaga 1995, i le mae’a ai lea o le tausaga e tasi na galue ai i le Matagaluega o Falepuipui a le Setete o Utah.

O Keil o lo o umia le faailoga o le Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration mai le Iunivesite a Kalifonia ma e i ai foi isi ona faailoga faapitoa i tulaga faaleoleo ma isi.

O le Susuga ia Egon e mai alalafaga o Malololelei, Manono ma Palauli ma e to’alua ona alo. O ia foi o se sui o le Ekalesia Mamona i Motootua.

2.  Financial Assistance for of $20,000.00 for Samoa Touch Rugby
Cabinet has approved financial assistance of $20,000.00 for Samoa Touch Rugby to help prepare for the 2015 Federation of International Touch Rugby World Cup in Coffs Harbour, Australia on 29 April – 3 May 2015.

This is the first time Samoa will be participating this tournament.

Team Samoa won gold medals in the Fiji Touch Tournament in 2003 and more gold from New Caledonia in 2011.

Samoa Touch Rugby hopes to win more gold and gain additional experience in the international arena, and further develop the sport of touch rugby locally.

Fesoasoani tupe $20,000.00 mo le au lakapi pa’i
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le fesoasoani tupe e $20,000.00 mo le Au Kalapi Pa’i a Samoa e tapena ai mo le taamilosaga o le Ipu o le Lalolagi i le Lakapi Pa’i i Coffs Harbour i Ausetalia i le aso 29 o Aperila – 3 o Me 2015.

O le taimi muamua lenei o le a auai atu ai le au lakapi pa’i a Samoa i lea taamilosaga, ma o lo o maualuga le tulaga o Samoa i le itulagi o le Pasefika i lea faagatama.

Na faamanuiaina le au lenei a Samoa i pine auro i le taamilosaga na faia i Fiti i le 2003, ma e faapea foi i le taamilosaga na faia i Niu Kaletonia i le 2011.

O le faamoemoe maualuga o le au a le atunuu, ia maua pea nisi pine auro mai taamilosaga faavaomalo ma ia siitia le tomai o au taaalo i lea taaloga.

3.  Advanced Security Cooperation program
Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa’s representative at a program on Advanced Security Cooperation at the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies (APCSS) in Hawaii on 2 April – 7 May 2015.

The program is coordinated by the Government of the United States of America for Government employees from the Pacific region.

This program will provide opportunities for participants to enhance their knowledge and introduce new methods to influence security cooperation at the highest levels. The participants will join an expanded network of contacts among regional security practitioners that include their fellow classmates and APCSS faculty.

A Senior Officer for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Leroy Hunkin Mamae is representing Samoa at the program.

Polokalame Faaleaoaoga i Mataupu Faapitoa i le Puipuiga o Saogalemu i Fesootaiga
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le sui o Samoa i le Polokalame Faaleaoaoga i Mataupu Faapitoa i le Puipuiga o le Saogalemu i Fesootaiga e faia i Hawaii i le aso 2 o Aperila – 7 Me 2015.

O lenei polokalame e tuufaatasia e le Malo o Amerika mo tagata faigaluega a le Malo mai le Pasefika.

O se avanoa lelei lea mo le sui o Samoa e siitia ai le malamalama i auala po o ni faiga fou ma faatinoga o galuega e faatauaina ai le malu puipuia o auala o fesootaiga, ma fefaasoaa’i ai ma isi sui auai.

O le Ofisa Sinia o le Matagaluega o le Vaifafo a Samoa, le Susuga ia Leroy Hunkin Mamae o le a fai ma sui o Samoa i lea polokalame.

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[Note: Item no.2 above was originally published with an incorrect amount of $40,000.  The correct amount is $20,000 – as confirmed by Cabinet].

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